Ute Mountain Casino

Ute Mountain casino unveils $5.5 million upgrade

A $5.5 million remodel of the Ute Mountain Casino and hotel in Towaoc was unveiled Dec. 27 during an evening blessing and lighting ceremony. Apprentice General Manager Gary Hayes said it is the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes celebrate a mix of holiday traditions

About 1,000 Ute Mountain Ute tribal members gathered Thursday for the annual community dinner at the Ute Mountain Casino.“We expected 900, but had more this year,” said organizer Fernessa...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar lights built into pavement on U.S. 160 at Towaoc

Travelers making their way along U.S. Highway 160 south of Cortez will find they are guided by a section of illuminated roadway near the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Casino hosts powwow

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Casino adds parking facility for trucks passing through city

Ute Mountain Casino is in growth mode, officials say, and in response a new parking facility for commercial trucks is now open. The roughly 60-truck capacity lot is directly across from the Travel...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Charges dropped in armed robbery

After serving 299 days at the Montezuma County jail under suspicion for armed robbery, an Arizona man was set free last week. Robert Rodriguez, 39, of Glendale, Ariz., was arrested after an armed...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Casino upgrades

The Ute Mountain Casino is currently modernizing its facilities and gaming experiences. “Ute Mountain Casino is committed to the process of continually upgrading our facility,” said marketing...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute chairman seeks 2nd term Hayes seeks to continue initiatives of his first 3 years

Gary Hayes has been leading the Ute Mountain Ute tribe for three years as tribal chairman. Before that, he served a three-year term as a Tribal Council member, and prior to that, he completed a...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fresh ideas, jobs focus for Conrad Jacket

Conrad Jacket, 30, exudes enthusiasm for the opportunity to serve the Ute Mountain Ute community as a Tribal Council member. His campaign last year failed to earn him a seat, but he has learned...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

More accountability, action needed on Ute council

Editor’s note: For an interview to be published in the Cortez Journal, candidates running for Ute Mountain Ute tribal office need to contact Jim Mimiaga at 564-6034 by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. By...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man shot, ejected from moving vehicle in Towaoc

A Cortez man was seriously injured after being shot and then falling out of a moving vehicle Wednesday night near the Ute Mountain Casino, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office reported. Law...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News